(*trigger warning) *My birth story has been very carefully worded, it was a very positive and empowering experience for me and I would do it all again in a heartbeat however we did have a few complications. If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or just anxious about birth, please think about whether you … Continue reading My Positive Birth Story
I started maternity leave 18 days ago. To be fair, I don’t think I could have comfortably worked any longer, there were a lot of tears in those final few weeks. I was in agony every day and I longed for a guilt free day on the sofa so I could nap, snack and generally … Continue reading Dear diary, guess what… I’m still pregnant
Plan A – Have the best possible birth experience.
Plan B – See Plan A Continue reading ‘Give Birth Like a Feminist’ by Milli Hill – A Book Review
It’s safe to say the wellness industry is booming and in a really good way. Everywhere you look there are self care tips, wellness bloggers, nutritious take away food and finally (most) of the fitness industry is no longer focussed on encouraging the ‘nothing is as good as skinny feels’ mentality but pushing everybody to … Continue reading Lists – Self Care 101
Last month I turned the grand old age of 35. I remember when 35 felt like a ripe old age to be feared and avoided, I looked at 35 year olds in the supermarket with pity that they were past it (I genuinely thought this thought once upon a time). Little did I know that … Continue reading Lists – This is 35!
Telling everyone is the fun bit. Whether you’ve waited the whole first trimester or sent a ‘blue lines’ selfie to your bestie before the pee had even dried, delivering the news that you are about to bring new life into the world is magic. Our plan was to tell our parents first then siblings then … Continue reading The ‘News Is Out’ Second Trimester (*TMI Warning)
The other day, my husband DG asked me if I was enjoying being pregnant. Without even thinking about it I instantly replied ‘No not atall’. I always assumed that I would love being pregnant, that I would embrace the changes to my body like an ugly duckling blossoming into a beautiful swan, strutting around, bump … Continue reading I can’t find the bloody swan